I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a relaxing and safe summer break.
I’ll be heading up north to the beach to enjoy a few days in the sun with my family. I’m looking forward to catching a few waves on the surfboard (probably small ones!) as well as sparking up the BBQ and spending time with friends and family after a busy year. I’ve recorded a Christmas message, which you can watch here…
This is a time for reflection but also for resolutions.
We’ve set out some bold new policies and we’ve tackled the Government on the issues that matter to you.
Our commitment in 2013 is to show Kiwis that Labour is ready to lead the next Government and to take New Zealand in a new ‘hands on’ direction. We are energised and ready for the fight.
I’d like to thank you and the thousands of Labour supporters who have played a vital role this year. You’ve helped us hold the Government to account and to get our message out that there is hope and that together we can make the changes needed to improve the lives of all Kiwis.
Thank you for that.
I look forward to continuing to work for you and with you in the New Year.